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Amateur Series 2017-09-30T18:27:52+00:00

Welcome to our new ‘Amateur Series’ event!

We love pool and want more people to come and experience the fun and excitement of a Golden 8 Ball weekend. Our ethos is ‘pool for all’ – players of all skill level and ability should be able to enjoy competitive pool and professional playing conditions.

We want novice players to enjoy competing against others of similar ability, so they get the buzz and excitement of having close, competitive matches, and the thrill of beating your opponent, or putting up a good fight. After all, there is not much fun in attending tournaments only to be obliterated all weekend by highly skilled players and teams!

The amateur event has been created to encourage these novice pool players to come and take part in weekend tournaments; many of whom have never experienced one before. By keeping the more skillful players out, we hope the less skillful players will enter.

We believe the game of pool can grow if more amateur teams go home motivated and enthused, keen to start practising and developing their skills, determined to come back the following year with a bigger and better performance.

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What to expect

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New singles format

Men's qualifiers start at 4 pm and ladies at 8 pm on Thursday 15th, with the last chance to enter at 11:30 pm Thursday. Qualifiers played in mini-groups

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I wear my tracksuit bottoms in the playing arena? 2017-09-28T15:15:32+00:00

Tracksuits or jogging bottoms are not allowed to be worn whilst playing in any main event.  They may be worn whilst renting tables or playing in flyers.

Can I wear trainers or pumps in the playing arena? 2017-09-28T15:03:39+00:00

No trainers or pumps are allowed in the playing arena whilst playing in any main event. Players must wear formal shoes, flats, wedges or high heels. There is no rule about colour but we advise footwear should look smart.

Must I only wear black trousers or skirts? 2017-09-28T14:53:42+00:00

Dress code states any colour trousers, chinos or skirts are acceptable, providing they look smart. No scruffy attire, tracksuits or fancy dress.

Can I enter the Men’s singles, without being in a team? 2017-09-28T14:44:50+00:00

Sorry, only men playing in the team event can enter the Men’s Singles. It’s so popular that we need to give priority to those in teams.

Do I need wristbands if I’ve booked at the Norbreck? 2016-10-18T21:17:01+00:00

If you have booked using the Accommodation Pool Package, your wristbands are included in your package / price.

Our Sponsors

We thank our industry sponsors & Specsavers for their continued support of the tournament and in helping us deliver the best possible playing experience to our customers.